A veteran Visakian Tennis outfit retained their under 19 Tennis title for the year 2015 as the Visakhians went on to record a whitewash against Ladies College in the finals which were worked off at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts a short while ago.
Earlier in the tournament it was Mowbray College who denied Museaus College of a top four finish in the tournament and causing a major threat to Bishop’s College who qualified for the semi-finals by a whisker.
The two semi-finals took place at the SLTA hard courts on Thursday, the 18th of June where the Visakians clashed against Holy Family Convent while the other being the encounter between Bishop’s College and Ladies College.
The two heavy weights in the Tennis segment Visakha and Ladies’ got their access ticket to the finals without any hassle as both teams defeated their opponents in a clean swipe. The finals were the highlight encounter of the tournament; disappointingly it failed to live up to its expectations as Visakha proved out to be the better out of the two.
VV’s opening game which was the 1st Singles set the momentum for the entire fixture as Colombo Championship title holder and national seed Thisuri Molligoda got a clean sheet 6/0,6/0 win against her counterpart.
The 1st Doubles followed up to the success story of Thisuri as Hasindhi Lokuge together with Chalani Gunathilake earned themselves a 7/5,6/3 win against the Ladies College pair Thevuni and Oshani.
Visakhian Nethmi Waduge cemented the VV victory in the finals with her 2nd single with scores that read 6/0,6/0 to retain the school title once again at Visakha.
Visakha’s dominance in the racket sport was evident from the qualifiers itself till the finals as no team had the privilege of getting a single win against them.
The encounter for the third place between Bishop’s College and Holy Family Convent concluded with Bishop’s College getting the honor of finishing third in the tournament.
With the girls tournament , the Boys U 19 segment will see a start in the coming week at the SLTA main courts